Chemical firm fined £3m for toxic vapour cloud that killed worker

Cristal Pigment Ltd has been sentenced for two serious incidents at its titanium dioxide plant that arose from poor operational practices

Cristal operates Europe’s largest titanium dioxide plant at Stallingborough in north-east Lincolnshire. Photograph: Alan Murray-Rust/ global chemical company has been fined for poor operational practices that killed one of its employees and seriously hurt another when they were overcome by a toxic vapour cloud.

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